Northwood tube station

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Northwood London Underground
Northwood tube station.jpg
Northwood is located in Greater London
Northwood
Northwood
Location of Northwood in Greater London
LocationNorthwood
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 2.28 million[1]
2014Increase 2.46 million[1]
2015Increase 2.48 million[1]
2016Increase 2.49 million[1]
2017Increase 3.04 million[1]
Key dates
1887Opened
14 November 1966Goods yard closed[2]
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WGS8451°36′39″N 0°25′28″W / 51.6109°N 0.4244°W / 51.6109; -0.4244Coordinates: 51°36′39″N 0°25′28″W / 51.6109°N 0.4244°W / 51.6109; -0.4244
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Northwood is a station on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line, in Travelcard Zone 6. The station is located just off the main road through the town, Green Lane. The line serves as the sole continuous link between the town of Northwood and London, key for a region known as Metro-Land.

The station is located on a four-track section of the Metropolitan line. The two platforms are on the slow lines. There are no platforms on the fast lines because fast services do not stop at this station. Since it is not served by fast services, a passenger should take a northbound train to Moor Park and change to a southbound fast service to Baker Street or Aldgate.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 September 1887 on the Metropolitan Railway's extension from the previous terminus at Pinner, en route to Rickmansworth. Northwood was rebuilt in the 1960s so that platforms would be on the Watford slow lines rather than the Amersham fast lines.[3] In the original Crossrail plans, Crossrail would have connected to Aylesbury via the fast lines from Harrow to Rickmansworth and Northwood would have been an interchange with two extra platforms (meaning that the fast platforms at Moor Park would have been demolished) built on the fast lines. However, plans for this were dropped during the late 1990s.

Northwood used to be a terminus for many Metropolitan trains, similar to the status of Harrow-on-the-Hill and Neasden, due to the placement of two sidings. Nowadays when there are engineering works or delays near Northwood, trains would turn around there. The goods depot has been demolished and the station car park has replaced it. The sidings were also a role to load A60/A62 Stock and C69/C77 Stock trains onto lorries, where they went to scrap.[4][5]

Services[edit]

In the northbound direction the station is served by trains to Watford (4tph), Amersham (2tph) and Chesham (2tph) trains (at peak times, 'fast' trains do not stop at stations between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Moor Park). In the southbound direction off-peak services generally run 4tph to Baker Street and 4tph to Aldgate.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 282, 331 and H11 and Non TFL route LSP route 8 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  3. ^ http://www.ltmcollection.org/photos/photo/photo.html?_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXSR_=y5yTrF7Pnvs&IXsummary=results/results&IXsearch=Northwood&_IXFIRST_=49&IXenlarge=i00006wy
  4. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CyP_Kwi486I
  5. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jwEbT4-sXdU&t=130s

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Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Amersham, Chesham or Watford
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate